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Ravelston DK

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The super boring, classic sweater that every wardrobe needs. With lots of sizes, a choice of necklines, asymmetric armholes and sleevecaps and gentle waist shaping for a neat fit.

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DK weight yarn with good memory. Wool or wool blends are ideal. Shown in Rauma Petter (100% superwash wool, 109 yds / 100m, 50g) in 336

22 sts & 28 rnds = 4" /10 cm in st st in the rnd on larger needles.

Size 3 US / 3.25mm, Size 5 US / 3.75mm

31¼(34¼, 36¼, 39¼, 41½) [44¼, 46½, 49½, 51¾] (54½, 56¾, 59¾)” finished chest circumference

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The Ravelston DK pullover is a neatly fitted style with a similar silhouette and construction to the Stockbridge cardigan pattern. It has set in sleeves, relatively narrow shoulders, and side waist shaping. The waist shaping is different at front and back: there are more stitches towards the back at hip level, and more increases are worked at the front chest than the back. The armscye (armhole) and sleeve caps are also shaped differently at the front and back to more accurately follow the contours of the body.
  • Ravelston DK is worked from the bottom up, in the round to the underarms. The upper back and front are then worked flat with short row shoulder shaping that gives a smooth, rather than stepped, bound off edge. The bound off edges of the shoulders are then seamed together, using mattress stitch, and stitches are picked up around the armholes for the sleeves. The sleeves are worked top down with the caps shaped with short rows. The innovative short row method, used in several other patterns by Ysolda, is a refinement of Barbara Walker’s short row sleeve cap method that works better for a more fitted style like Ravelston. The number of stitches picked up around the armhole doesn’t need to equal the number required for the upper arm (a smaller circumference) so picking up the same number can result in the stitches around the pick up getting stretched out. The shaping can also be worked at different rates to create the classic bell shape of a set in sleeve cap, and asymmetrically so the front is a little more scooped out than the back.

    The pattern includes instructions for two necklines, a shallow scoop and classic V. The back of the neck is also shaped for comfort. Optional short row bust shaping is included in the pattern, instructions for C/D, E/F and G/H cups.

    Shown in size 44¼" with 2–4"of positive ease with E/F cup bust darts (amount of ease listed is at the chest)

    VERSION INFORMATION

    Ravelston DK_v1.1.pdf

  • YARN

    DK weight yarn with good memory. Wool or wool blends are ideal.

    Shown in Rauma Petter (100% superwash wool, 109 yds / 100m, 50g) in 336

    990(1075, 1155, 1235, 1325) [1425, 1510, 1615, 1695] (1800, 1890, 1985) yds / 900(985, 1055, 1130, 1210) [1300, 1380, 1475, 1550] (1645, 1730, 1815)m

    9(10, 11, 12, 12) [13, 14, 15, 16] (17, 18, 18) balls of Rauma Petter

    NEEDLES AND NOTIONS

    Size 3 US / 3.25mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular

    Size 5 US / 3.75mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular

    Size 3 US / 3.25mm dpns or circulars for your preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd

    Size 5 US / 3.75mm dpns or circulars for your preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd — OR NEEDLES REQUIRED TO MATCH GAUGE. I find many knitters need to go up a size when working sleeves in the round. You may need to switch to larger needles after working the sleeve caps flat.

  • Ravelston schematic
    inches  
    Bust 31 1/4 34 1/4 36 1/4 39 1/4 41 1/2 44 1/4 46 1/2 49 1/2 51 3/4 54 1/2 56 3/4 59 3/4
    Waist 28 31 33 36 38 1/4 41 43 1/4 46 1/4 48 1/4 51 1/4 53 1/2 56 1/4
    Hip 33 1/2 36 1/4 38 1/2 41 1/2 43 3/4 46 1/2 48 3/4 51 3/4 53 3/4 56 3/4 59 61 3/4
    Neck width 4 3/4 4 3/4 5 5 5 1/2 5 1/2 5 3/4 5 3/4 6 1/4 6 1/4 6 1/4 6 1/2
    Shoulder width 12 1/2 13 13 1/4 13 3/4 14 14 1/4 14 3/4 15 15 15 1/2 15 3/4 16 1/4
    Armscye depth 6 1/2 6 3/4 6 3/4 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4 7 3/4 8 8 1/4 8 1/2 8 1/2 8 3/4
    Total length 22 3/4 23 1/4 23 1/2 24 24 1/2 25 1/2 25 3/4 26 1/4 26 3/4 27 1/4 27 1/2 28
    Body length to underarm 15 15 1/4 15 1/2 15 3/4 16 16 1/4 16 1/2 16 3/4 17 17 1/4 17 1/2 17 3/4
    Scoop neck depth 4 3/4 4 3/4 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/2 5 1/2 5 3/4 5 3/4 6 6 6
    V neck depth 6 3/4 7 7 7 1/4 7 1/2 8 1/4 8 1/4 8 1/2 8 3/4 9 9 9 1/4
    Cuff 7 1/4 7 3/4 7 3/4 8 8 1/4 8 1/4 8 3/4 9 9 9 1/2 9 3/4 9 3/4
    Upper arm circumference 11 11 3/4 12 1/4 13 13 3/4 15 15 3/4 16 1/4 17 17 3/4 18 1/2 19 1/4
    cm  
    Bust 78 85.5 91 98 103.5 111 116.5 123.5 129 136.5 142 149
    Waist 70 77.5 82.5 90 95.5 102.5 108 115.5 121 128 133.5 141
    Hip 83.5 91 96.5 103.5 109 116.5 122 129 134.5 142 147.5 154.5
    Neck width 12 12 12.5 12.5 13.5 13.5 14.5 14.5 15.5 15.5 15.5 16.5
    Shoulder width 31.5 32.5 33 34 35 36 37 37.5 37.5 38.5 39.5 40.5
    Armscye depth 16.5 17 17 18 18.5 19.5 19.5 20 20.5 21.5 21.5 22
    Total length 57 58 59 60 61.5 63.5 64 65.5 67 68 68.5 70
    Body length to underarm 37.5 38 39 39.5 40 40.5 41.5 42 42.5 43 44 44.5
    Scoop neck depth 12 12 13 13 13 13.5 13.5 14.5 14.5 15 15 15
    V neck depth 17 17.5 17.5 18 19 20.5 20.5 21 22 22.5 22.5 23
    Cuff 18 19 19 20 21 21 22 22.5 22.5 23.5 24.5 24.5
    Upper arm circumference 27.5 29 31 32.5 34.5 37.5 39 41 42.5 44.5 46.5 48
  • Wrapless short rows

  • Why are we trialling pay what you can pricing?

    This was inspired by recent conversations amongst designers and knitters, about inclusion and sustainability. We were particularly inspired by Francoise Danoy who has introduced pay what works pricing on her gorgeous new WhakahoahoaShawl.

    We want the knitting community to be inclusive of knitters of all income levels and recognise that the cost of patterns and other materials excludes many people in both practical and social ways. At the same time, while I’ve chosen to build a business that doesn’t rely solely on pattern design income, we want it to be possible for designers to be fairly compensated for their work. We don’t want to communicate that patterns aren’t worth AT LEAST the current standard prices, if not more. We don’t know if this is the answer to finding balance between those two desires, but we thought it was worth trying and welcome your feedback.

    How does it work?

    That part is easy, just choose the price that works for you and check out as normal. Is this available on Ravelry? No, but you will be able to add your pattern to Ravelry after checkout. We’re not offering this via Ravelry because we’d have to do more manual processing. This may be available in the future.

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